This book offers a selection of the critical current issues and challenges in head and neck cancer. It covers most key concepts of the subject, from diagnostic challenges to multidisciplinary decision-making aspects in head and neck oncology. Starting with the Make Sense Campaign and examining its impact on clinical practice, readers also gain insight into current and novel therapeutic approaches, including radiotherapy, cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy, as well as the importance of adequate supportive care. Surgical interventions such as endoscopic surgery, salvage surgery, dentistry and implants are also discussed. Moreover, the changing respective roles of the involved caregivers are highlighted and extensively discussed. The chapters are based on the latest data presented at the 5th Trends in Head and Neck Oncology Conference and reflect the most up-to-date information in the field.
Taking into account the ample current treatment options for patients with head and neck cancer and discussing side effects, survivorship issues and treatment in the elderly, this book provides and up-to-date coverage of all the critical topics in the field. Highlighting the increasing importance of decision-making in recurrent and metastatic head and neck cancer as well as quality of life and end of life issues, this reference book also emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach that plays such an important role in the outcome for this disease.
Edited by a team of world leaders in Head and Neck Cancer this volume serves as an easy reference to the head and neck oncology practitioner and provides an up-to-date overview for specialists the field.